Mullaghmore Directions & Location


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Approximate Distances to Mullaghmore

Mullaghmore Directions & Location. We are situated in Sligo County in the North west of Ireland and on the Wild Atlantic Way Coastal Route.
Mullaghmore, County Sligo, Ireland: Latitude: 54.46691 / Longitude: -8.44852
Place Distance (kms) Driving Time (Hrs:Mins)
Bundoran 14.9 0:15
Sligo 26.5 0:24
Knock Airport 80.2 1:07
Derry Airport 132 1:52
Galway City 166 2:22
Belfast City 200 2:29
Belfast Int. Airport 200 2:32
Belfast City Airport 206 2:34
Dublin city 234 2:58
Dublin Airport 239 2:52
Shannon Airport 236 3:04
Cork City 348 4:36

How to reach Mullaghmore

By Car

From Dublin via Cavan: Enniskillen N3. Head to Ballyshannon. Follow Bundoran/Sligo Road. Take right turn at Cliffoney and follow signs to Mullaghmore.

From Dublin via Sligo: Sligo N4 – N15.Head to Bundoran. Follow Bundoran/Sligo Road. Take left turn at Cliffoney and follow signs to Mullaghmore N3.

From Galway via Sligo: Sligo N17 – N15.Head to Bundoran. Follow Bundoran/Sligo Road. Take left turn at Cliffoney and follow signs to Mullaghmore.

From Belfast via Enniskillen: Head to Ballyshannon. Follow Bundoran/Sligo Road. Take right turn at Cliffoney and follow signs to Mullaghmore.

By Bus

Regular Bus services operate to/from the Sligo region offering connections to Dublin, Galway and Belfast

By Rail

The nearest railway station is in Sligo. They have daily services to and from Dublin.

By Air

Knock Airport (1 hr 7 mins)

Derry Airport (1 hr 52 mins)

Belfast International Airport (2 hrs 32 mins)

Belfast City Airport (2 hrs 34 mins)

Dublin Airport (2 hrs 52 mins)

Shannon Airport (3 hrs 4 mins)

Classiebawn Castle

Classiebawn Castle which overlooks Mullaghmore, was built by Lord Mount Temple in 1874. The estate descended to the Mountbattens through the wife of the seventh Earl of Shaftesbury, a step-daughter of the Prime Minister Lord Viscount Palmerston, who resided in the castle and who also built Mullaghmore harbour back in the mid-nineteenth century. The castle is now privately owned and not open to the public.

Inishmurray Island

Inishmurray Island is located just 4.5 miles off the coast of County Sligo. It is one mile long by a half mile wide. Although isolated, this small 225 acre island was continuously inhabited from the sixth century. In 1880, Inishmurray was home to 102 people but fell to 46 buy the time of its evacuation in 1948.

Today, Inishmurray Island contains the most complete remains of an early Irish monastic settlement as well as the ruins of its nineteenth century houses. It is home to many fantastic plants and wildlife. Boat trips out to Inishmurray Island can be arranged by us.

Creevykeel Court Cairn

Creevykeel Dating from the Neolithic Period, 4000-2500 BC, this site is one of the finest examples of a Court Cairn in Ireland. It has a cairn, entrance passage, an oval court and a double chamber gallery.

The Tomb was excavated in 1935 and shortly afterwards restored. The Cairn is wedge shaped and the court (where ritual rites were performed) is some 50 feet in length. The excavations uncovered four cremation burials, decorated and undecorated Neolithic pottery, flint arrow heads, polished stone axes and other artefacts, including a chalk ball.

Spanish Armada

Driven into Donegal Bay by the storms of September 21st 1588 these three ships of the Spanish Armada, La Lavia, La Juliana and the Santa Maria de Vision, anchored off Streedagh Strand, Co. Sligo. During a further heavy storm on September 25th all three ships were driven ashore and wrecked. Up to 1,100 aboard these ships died cruelly on Streedagh beach.

One survivor Capt. Francisco de Cuellar wrote an account of his adventures in Sligo, his journey to MacClancy’s Castle in Leitrim and his eventual departure from the Causeway Coast of North Antrim.

W.B. Yeats

William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet, dramatist and prose writer. He is said to be one of the greatest English-language poets of the 20th century. William Butler Yeats was born on June 13, 1865 in Dublin. He spent much of his time between Dublin, Sligo & London.

One of his greatest achievements was being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923. His poetry varied from The Wind Among the Reeds (1899), The Green Helmet (1910), Responsibilities (1914), The Wild Swans at Coole (1919), Michael Robartes and the Dancer (1921), The Tower (1928), The Winding Stair and Other Poems (1933), A Full Moon in March (1935), and Last Poems (1939).

Yeats died on the 28th of January, 1939, in Roquebrune, France. He was buried there and, in 1948, his remains were brought back to Sligo to rest, as he had wished, “under bare Ben Bulben’s head in Drumcliff churchyard”.

Lissadell House

Lissadell House was the childhood home to the Countess Constance Markievicz, patriot and first woman to be elected to the House of Commons at Westminster, and her sister Eva Gore Booth, suffragette and poet. Lissadell was also the inspirational retreat of William Butler Yeats.

Set amidst the rugged splendour of majestic Ben Bulben and Knocknarea, and fronting the wild Atlanitic Ocean, Lissadell was built in 1833 by Sir Robert Gore-Booth and is a magnificent country house designed by Francis Goodwin in the Greek revival style. Lissadell is now the family home of an Irish couple and their seven young children.

Benbulben Mountain

Sligo is home to one of Ireland’s most infamous mountain ranges – The Dartry Mountains. Sitting prominently overlooking the Atlantic Ocean is the unusually shaped ‘table top’ Ben Bulben.

It stands at 1739 feet and was formed during the last ice age, when geomorphological processes began to shape the impressive plateau. Ice began creeping through the valleys and cracks in the rock, the underlying shales were eventually eroded by the movement of the ice above. The shale was eroded faster then the limestone above. This caused the slopes to become steeper and left large overhangs of limestone at the top of the valleys. As the ice began to recede, support for the slopes failed and the land began to slip into the valleys below.

Ben Bulben is incredible to look at any hour of the day. Sunset and sunrise cast different shadows emphasising all the hidden cracks and crevises.

Gleniff Horse Shoe

The Gleniff Horse Shoe Valley road leads you around a stunning amphitheatre formed during the last ice age. You first pass an old barytes mill from the 19th Century which is also the location of a walkway through native Irish woodland as you continue the road passes the cliffs of Annacoona where small mine entrances are visible high up on the cliff. Up on the cliffs behind the old ruin of the school you can see what, according to the legend, is the cave where Diarmuid and Grainne spent their night together.